Just because most scrapbook paper comes in a 12x12 size, doesn’t mean that we have to limit ourselves to a 12x12 square. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with borders and I’ve had so much fun doing so. Some easy ways of breaking the 12x12 limit are to cut your paper into a large circle. (A large dinner plate works great as a template.) Or what about cutting your paper into another shape like a heart? Or a star? You can also cut your background paper down to a smaller size and extend your page using various shapes like I did in Bluebell.
If you want to do something a bit more conservative, you can easily add scallops to your edges by using a small circle punch and adhering the punched circles to the border of your pages. Like I did here.
On Remember You’re Amazing, I did this on a bigger scale using a quilt as inspiration.
If you worry about fitting your page into a page protector, as I do, simply lay an unused sheet of 12x12 cardstock behind your workspace and make sure that you don’t put anything on your page that extends past that piece of cardstock.
The possibilities are endless when you don’t limit yourself! Happy creating!